Health
 Liberia
Project #10956

Help 40 Liberian Children Walk

by miraclefeet
Mar 22, 2013

Stephen

Stephen after his first cast
Stephen after his first cast

Stephen is a 12 year old whose life has been defined by clubfoot.  He was abandoned at a young age by his family, has never gone to school or had any friends.  This is how Mrs. Akuny Toe discovered him while she was in a suburb of Paynesville.

Akuny knew immediately how Stephen felt because she grew up with bilateral clubfoot.  In the 1960s some American missionaries found her and paid for her to have surgery to correct her feet.  She had heard about the miraclefeet-sponsored clinic and asked Stephen if he would like to have his feet corrected. 

This week Stephen had his last cast removed and is walking for the first time in his life.  People in his community have been astonished at his results.  He looks forward to going to school for the first time. Thanks for your help in making such a huge change in Stephen’s life! 

Stephen with Mrs. Toe
Stephen with Mrs. Toe
Stephen in his first pair of shoes
Stephen in his first pair of shoes

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Organization Information

miraclefeet

Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.miraclefeet.org
Project Leader:
Heather Barnes
Carrboro, NC United States